in that context, general motors has recalled 2.6 million vehicles for faulty ignition. they hid it from customers for a long time. does that reflect a flawed culture at gm? is the ceo changing that culture? >> the jury is out. we are investigating many parts of the situation. we are concerned about any type of situation that puts the traveling public at risk. as we learn more and develop more facts, we will become more public about our findings. it is always concerning when you see something like this happening. >> you were the mayor of charlotte, north carolina, before taking this job. since republicans took control of the state three years ago, they have moved it to the right. including clamping down on voting laws. are they turning, are republicans turning north carolina from a purple state into a reliably republican one? >> they are trying as hard as they can.